NYMAZ Ambassadors

Are you aged 11-25 living in North Yorkshire?
Passionate about MUSIC?
Want your voice to be heard?

Become a NYMAZ Music Ambassador, and have a say in the music opportunities on offer in North Yorkshire!

NYMAZ is a charity that works with organisations around the county to bring exciting music-making opportunities to children and young people. We are looking for motivated young people aged 11-25 to join our programme called NYMAZ Music Ambassadors.

What is the role of a NYMAZ Music Ambassador?

  • Take part in your own local Ambassador music projects
  • Give us your views to help shape our music projects and marketing
  • Spread the word about music opportunities in your area

What is the payback?

  • Meet professionals from the music industry
  • Get advice and guidance to improve your music-making
  • The chance to win funding and support for your own music project
  • If you’re doing Arts Award or Duke of Edinburgh, we can help
  • We’ll pay your travel to the open sessions
  • Free food!

Join NYMAZ Ambassadors

Anybody aged 11-25 and living in North Yorkshire can sign up to become a NYMAZ Music Ambassador, and there are no costs or particular level of musical experience required. All we ask is that you love music, and want to make a difference!

There are two different Ambassador programmes - Music Ambassadors and PODs!

Music Ambassadors - 11-16

As a NYMAZ Music Ambassador, you will be invited to your local meetings which take place around the county, gaining access to music industry professionals who can advise you on a range of different music careers, getting your music heard, where you can improve your music-making and loads more! These sessions will be taking place in three areas starting from January 2020! Sessions will be weekly, and you will work alongside professional musicians to develop skills and experience as a musician. You will then help shape the direction of the projects and make more music happen in your local area!

The first Music Ambassadors is in Selby!
Join us on Fridays from 10 January - 14 February, 6:00-8:00pm at the River Mills Ballroom in Selby. Email grace@nymaz.org.uk to express you interest!

Professional Opportunity and Developments (PODs) 17-25

NYMAZ PODs will be groups of young people interested in developing and gaining experience in a range of different music industry roles. You can select which PODs you would like to join, and which roles in the Music Industry you would like to explore. Each POD will be offered the chance to take part in a mini four week course exploring the different roles, and then offered the opportunity to help support, develop and deliver their own projects, all whilst being mentored by an industry professional.
Have an idea for a music project or event? Bring along your ideas and NYMAZ might be able to help you make it happen! YOU will help shape the programme, and the way NYMAZ makes decisions, by contributing your ideas and opinions at the sessions, through online surveys and at events.

Your voice matters, and we want to hear it!

Upcoming meeting dates:

Music Journalism Mini Course!

An opportunity to explore what Music Journalism is really about! Join us at Ripon Library on Monday evenings 6-8pm 13 January to 3 February
Aged 16-25 and interested in Music Journalism? Join the NYMAZ Ambassadors for this exciting opportunity to experience the music journalism profession and develop your skills by working alongside music journalist Dave Simpson.
NYMAZ will be running a free, one-off short course in recording techniques, for young people aged 16-25 in North Yorkshire. This is part of the Professional Opportunity and Development (POD) groups. If you’re interested in music and writing, and would like to learn more about music journalism and techniques, get involved! This course will be ideal for anybody thinking about studying journalism or music promotion at college and beyond, but all abilities are welcome. For more details click here!

Places on the full short course are limited to just ten, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis with priority to those living in North Yorkshire. We’d encourage anybody interested in taking up this opportunity to register their interest as soon as possible, by e-mailing grace@nymaz.org.uk or calling 01904 543382.

If you would like to become a NYMAZ Music Ambassador, or attend any sessions, email info@nymaz.org.uk to let us know! You can e-mail us if you have any questions, or phone us on 01904 543382.


NYMAZ Ambassador Luke interviews Hope&Social’s Rich Huxley click here for the highlights!

Full interview with Rich Huxley from Hope&Social on soundcloud!